Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
A bottle from 2011 I'm finally opening for my birthday.
A- Medium brown/garnet in color. Very cloudy. One finger head fades to a rim leaving just a touch of lace.
S- Light wood and pine blend with a definite cherry and breakfast cereal character. A bit of licorice in the mix too, yum. So good it has me grinning from ear to ear, I want to live in this smell.
T- A little fruity sweetness and caramel character up front but it finishes with a fairly high and piney bitterness. Not nearly as sweet or complex as I would expect from a barleywine.
M- Moderate carbonation but a bit thin. Not nearly the syrupy barleywine I'm used to and I think the malt flavor really suffers because of it.
O- Far from the best barleywine I've had. The hop aroma/flavor seems to have faded but the bitterness is still too strong. Great smelling though.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2013 02:23:26 | More by Guden
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